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What Neil McCann needs to kickstart stagnant Dundee

After performing the sort of U-turn usually reserved for British politicians, Neil McCann is currently in the midst of his first full week as Dundee boss. Following an underwhelming season at Dens we take a look at what the former… Continue Reading →

Stretching a shoestring: does Stevie Aitken deserve a shot at a full-time club?

After another season of managerial musical chairs, both Dundee and Inverness were the clubs left standing after the music stopped. Dundee have opted to take a chance on Neil McCann, after unsuccessfully courting Jack Ross. One man linked, but rarely… Continue Reading →

Is this as good as it gets for McInnes and Aberdeen?

In a season in which Celtic’s “Invincibles” have swept all before them, many feared that Saturday’s Scottish Cup would only serve to highlight an unflatteringly massive gap between Scotland’s first and second best teams. As it turned out, Aberdeen made… Continue Reading →

No need for fear and loathing at Caley Thistle

The late Hunter S Thompson, while lamenting the end of the 1960s drug scene, once said: ‘you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost… Continue Reading →

Chippy Hero #3: Alexei Eremenko Junior

There are many ways for a player to reach the top of Scottish football. Some dazzle us with their speed and power, blowing away the opposition in a Blitzkrieg of frightening wingplay. Others, like the oft-maligned Kris Boyd, bury their… Continue Reading →

Chippy Hero #2: Eugene ‘Who’s the Dadi?’

Eugene Dadi. A man who flirted with Scottish football for just two seasons, yet one that many will remember in some way or another, particularly those connected with Aberdeen and Livingston. A man who had a penchant for the sublime,… Continue Reading →

Foran’s forage into management is faltering

0 league wins in the last 10 games is a dismal record for anyone. But for Inverness Caley’s fledgling young manager, Richie Foran, it could prove to be that bit more fatal. If an experienced ‘been-round-the-block’ manager was on a… Continue Reading →

Chippy Hero #1: Marius Niculae

To earn the mantle of ‘Chippy Hero’, a strict set of criterion must be met. That is, the player in question must have a suitably bizarre back-story, a taste for controversy and generally exhibit a certain je ne sais quoi… Continue Reading →

Resurgent Edinburgh City proving the pyramid was the right move

Edinburgh City will start 2017 in high spirits after some impressive results at the tail end of the year saw them revive their chances of staying in Ladbrokes League Two come the end of the season. City are undefeated in… Continue Reading →

Spin City: Scottish football clubs perfect the art of making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

The January transfer window is a time of great excitement, full of money, intrigue and drama. If you live in England. North of the Border, the reality is a little different. In last year’s instalment, Celtic’s canny signing of Erik… Continue Reading →

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